Michael Bloomberg is not a fan of New York’s yellow cabs. He famously promised to “f-ing destroy” the industry and was taken to court by the Greater New York Taxi Association over his widely panned “Taxi of Tomorrow” — a plan to replace the city’s 13,000 yellow cabs with a fleet of hybrid vehicles. “Bloomberg thinks that everyone should just follow his decisions,” said taxi-fleet owner Gene Freidman.
Bloomberg introduces his “Taxi of Tomorrow” — an adapted version of the Nissan NV 200 small van. Medallion taxi cab owners respond by filing a lawsuit.
A judge ruled that the mayor’s plan to replace the city’s taxi fleet with the Taxi of Tomorrow violated a city code requiring a hybrid-cab option for garage owners.
The Court of Appeals said NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission did not overstep its authority by designating a single vehicle type for taxi service.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
For reasons that have largely been incomprehensible, Michael Bloomberg decided as mayor that every new taxi that hits the road should be a Nissan NV200 van, capable of modifications for wheelchair accessibility. The Taxi and ...
Friday, November 8, 2013
"The Bloomberg Administration Wants To Replace Nearly All Yellow Taxis On New York City Streets With One Homogenous, Boxy Nissan Vehicle Known As The Taxi Of Tomorrow."
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A lawsuit filed by the Greater New York Taxi Association, an organization of taxi fleets, argued that the Nissan mandate was illegal and a Manhattan Supreme Court justice agreed, association lawyer Ethan Gerber said. "The ...
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Bloomberg Was Told That The Deal With Nissan For New Cabs May Violate The Americans With Disabilities Act. "New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city would go ahead with a deal with Nissan Motor ...